INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC) & Activities
(Reference: NAAC website)
Every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution's system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. The work of the IQAC is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. It has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement by working out planned interventionist strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.
A.Promotion of core values in the Higher Educational Institutions:
- Contributing to National Development
- Fostering Global Competencies among Students
- Inculcating a Value System among Students
- Promoting the Use of Technology
- Quest for Excellence
- The primary aim of IQAC is
- To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
- To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
B. Some functions of the IQAC are:
- Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
- Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
- Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
- d) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;
- e) Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
- f) Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
- g) Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
- h) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
- i) Development of Quality Culture in the institution;
- j) Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.
- The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
Post-Accreditation Quality Initiatives
- . Optimal utilisation of Expertise of senior faculty members: As per the recommendations and directives of the honourable Peer Team members, IQAC identify and integrate the retired faculty members from Universities, Institutes and Colleges in various departments to sustain the academic quality and research quality. Institution, being unaided faced very frequent appointment/relief of teachers and it led to inconsistency in the academic delivery at times. Being a women institution due to their marriage, migration and other reasons the institution incurred such difficulties. IQAC suggests holding and keeping senior professors retired to be appointed in all the post graduate departments. With this arrangement the institution is engaging retired subject experts from various universities in the department of English, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Commerce and Computer applications. This practice enhanced the research initiatives in most departments and the young teachers of the institution too are imbibed with right work culture, teaching methodology and approach to the young minds by way of their interaction with senior teachers.
- 2. Intelligent use of technology: COVID Pandemic being blessing and disguise, bred the ICT culture ubiquitously in all the departments with the teacher and taught sufficiently. Before the second cycle itself all the faculty members were subjected to practice Teaching-Learning through ICT mode. It was in a budding stage. Immediately after reaccreditation, most teachers were encouraged, trained, practiced, familiarized and adopted the methodology with computer based teaching with LCD/Smart board. Subsequently the management provided LCD to all departments and fixed at final year class rooms for day to day use. All final year students under autonomy have to take seminars in the respective courses as a part of CIA evaluation. Presently it helped a lot and all faculty members and students are empowered with this user friendly technology. The quality of learning and understanding had considerably increased.
|1.||Chair Person||Dr.(Smt) M. Malarvizhi|
|2.||Educational Adivsor||Dr. K. Subrahmanyam|
|3.||Director||Prof. P. Chandrasekaran|
|4.||Member||Dr.(Smt). R. Muthulakshmi|
|5.||Member||Smt. V. RajaRajeswari|
|6.||Member||Dr.(Smt) S. Parvatha Krishnammal|
|7.||Member||Dr.(Smt). N. Kamala|
|8.||Secretary ( Management Member)||Yatiswari Saravanabhava Priya Amba|
|9.||Senior Administrative Officer||Smt. V. Latha|
|10.||Senior. Administrative Officer||Smt. S. Periyanayagi|
|11.||Local Society||Mr. S. Sankara Pandian|
|12.||Student Representative||Selvi. E. Chidambara Sangeetha III MCA|
|13.||Alumni||Smt. B. Parvathi Devi|
|14.||Stake Holder||Mr. Sona Venkatachalam|
|15.||IQAC Co-Ordinator||Smt. N. Renuka|